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Transfer & Adult, Fall Entry

For students entering in August

Orientation sessions for fall-entry transfer and adult students are one-day programs held in April, June, and July of each year.

The orientation registration system will open mid-February 2016.

You must confirm your enrollment and pay the $250 enrollment deposit prior to registering for orientation.

Orientation Dates for Fall Entry Students

  • April 15—Friday
  • June 1—Wednesday
  • June 16-17—Thursday – Friday (overnight session, see more information below)
  • July 17—Friday
  • July 6—Wednesday (Veterans specific breakout session)
  • August 10—Wednesday (Veterans specific breakout session) (International Student University Orientation)

The cost for fall-entry transfer and adult orientation is $50 for students and $20 for parents/guests. Costs include all orientation programming, materials, and lunch on campus. There will be a $10 fee charged if you need to change your registration date. Refund requests must be made in writing at least ten working days prior to your confirmed orientation session. Please note that a $10 processing fee will be subtracted from your refund amount. Your  request may be mailed to the Office of Orientation and Transition, 412 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37996, or e-mailed to

Orientation check in begins at 7:30 a.m. at Neyland Stadium. The one-day program lasts until 5:00 p.m.

Schedule Highlights
7:30 a.m. Check in and registration (Neyland Stadium, Gate 15)
8:15 a.m. Welcome and sessions begin
11:45 a.m. Lunch (included in student and guest fees)
12:30 p.m. Additional orientation sessions
5:00 Advising and course registration concludes.

A complete detailed schedule will be provided at check in.

Are you interested in participating in a more in-depth orientation? Register for the June 16–17 session to spend some additional time on campus, stay overnight in a residence hall, and experience what it’s like to be a Tennessee Vol!

This overnight session will include an additional small group meeting lead by upperclassmen, dinner on campus, and more information on how to get involved. By attending, you can expect to leave with newly formed relationships with other incoming transfer students, upper-class students, and staff on campus.

The student cost to attend overnight orientation is $75 and includes one night’s stay in an on-campus residence hall, dinner on June 16 and lunch on June 17, and orientation materials. The guest cost to attend is $25 and includes dinner on June 16 and lunch on June 17, and orientation materials.

Register for Orientation

Check the schedule listed in the “Dates” section above, and then log in using your nine-digit UT Student ID (000-XX-XXXX). The orientation registration system will open mid-February, 2016.

Reservations are made on a first-response basis, so please read the information carefully and respond as soon as you can.

You will receive an e-mailed receipt and confirmation after you complete your registration. Please check carefully to verify your session number and the date on your receipt. Contact the Office of Orientation and Transition if you have questions: call 865-974-2435 or e-mail

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